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Title: Dark matter haloes in the multicomponent model. III. From dwarfs to galaxy clusters
ABSTRACT A possibility of DM being multicomponent has a strong implication on resolving decades-long known cosmological problems on small scale. In addition to elastic scattering, the model allows for inelastic interactions, which can be characterized by a ‘velocity kick’ parameter. The simplest 2cDM model with cross-section $0.01\lesssim \sigma /m\lt 1\, \textrm {cm}^{2}{ \rm g}^{-1}$ and the kick velocity $V_{\mathrm{ k}}\simeq 100\, \rm {km\, s}^{-1}$ have been shown to robustly resolve the missing satellites, core-cusp, and too-big-to-fail problems in N-body cosmological simulations tested on Milky Way (MW)-like haloes of a virial mass ${\sim}5 \times 10^{11}\, {\rm M_{\odot }}$ (Papers I & II). With the aim of further constraining the parameter space available for the 2cDM model, we extend our analysis to dwarf and galaxy cluster haloes with their virial mass of ∼107−108 and ${\sim}10^{13} - 10^{14}\, {\rm M_{\odot }}$, respectively. We find that σ0/m ≳ 0.1 cm2g−1 is preferentially disfavoured for both dwarfs and galaxy cluster haloes in comparison with observations, while σ0/m = 0.001 cm2g−1 causes little perceptible difference from that of the CDM counterpart for most of the cross-section’s velocity dependence studied in this work. Our main result is that within the reasonable set of parameters, the 2cDM model can successfully explain the more » observational trends seen in dwarf galaxy and galaxy cluster haloes, and the model leaves us an open window for other possible alternative DM models. « less
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National Science Foundation
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